Designing the entrance to the Spiritual Sanctuary
May 29, 2014 • Costa Rica Spiritual Sanctuary
We continue our update on our spiritual sanctuary in Costa Rica project.
A while back I asked one of my oldest and closest friend, Tim Davies, if he would help me with my project of building a spiritual sanctuary in Costa Rica. He immediately said yes. He flew 30 hours to be here with us to begin the initial work on the sanctuary. Tim owns and runs an award winning landscaping company, Tim Davies Landscaping, in West Australia for the last 30 years. Today I realized why he’s an amazing landscaper. He laid out the 200 meter (660 feet) driveway of the sanctuary in such a beautiful and graceful way. We worked on it for 2 days and this morning he just nailed it. Thank you Tim. We’ve designed the driveway to be canopied by beautiful jacaranda trees that will make an arch of purple flowers as guests drive down it. The end of the driveway pulls up next to a giant Banyan tree and a grove of Delonix Regia trees that are covered entirely in red blooms during the end of the dry season (April-May).
Seven years ago my wife and I bought a piece of land in a little beach village called Nosara in northwestern Costa Rica. The vision, which I had prior to leaving my life as a Hindu monastic, was to create a Hindu spiritual sanctuary. We did not know where this place would be. We had…Read More
A very special thank you to my dear friend Nick Bloor who flew from the Gold Coast in Australia to come help with our Siva Ashram project in Costa Rica for the second time. I cannot even begin to express how grateful we are to this man for his immense contribution of knowledge, expertise and…Read More
Last week I got back from Costa Rica after having spent 9 days there working on the next phase of the development of our Siva Ashram project. The trip that we make this time of the year is primarily focused on planting trees as part of creating our botanical garden. I was very blessed to…Read More
In early June, I headed down to Siva Ashram by myself for a quick, five-day visit for Phase 4.2 of our landscaping. It was amazing to see how the grounds had gone from being almost completely brown in April when we were there during the dry season to being lush green in just two months.…Read More